Tectonic Plates: Layers of Earth
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Pieces of the Earth's crust and lithosphere that move around on top of the asthenosphere due to convection currents
The partially melted layer of the mantle on which pieces of the lithosphere float and move
the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
the layer of the earth between the crust and the core.
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the mantle
The central part of the earth below the mantle - contains iron and nickel. Liquid.
Solid ball at center of Earth due to massive pressure. Mostly iron.
Order earth layers
crust, mantle, outer core, inner core
Earth's magnetic field is generated by
movement of iron and electrical currents within Earth's liquid outer core
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